, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 437–438

The Train Paradox


DOI: 10.1007/s11406-006-9041-9

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Gwiazda, J. Philosophia (2006) 34: 437. doi:10.1007/s11406-006-9041-9


When two omnipotent beings are randomly and sequentially selecting positive integers, the being who selects second is almost certain to select a larger number. I then use the relativity of simultaneity to create a paradox by having omnipotent beings select positive integers in different orders for different observers.


paradoxrelativity of simultaneity

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA